Meaning of “put sb down” in the English Dictionary

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"put sb down" in British English

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put sb down

phrasal verb with put uk /pʊt/ us /pʊt/ verb present participle putting, past tense and past participle put


informal to make someone feel silly or not important by criticizing them:

Why did you have to put me down in front of everybody like that?

(Definition of “put sb down” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)